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Visitors to Buffalo Gap Historic Village learn about Texas’ frontier days through tours of historic structures anchored by the 1879 Taylor County Jail-Courthouse, now a museum (call 325/572-3365; <A HREF="" TARGET="external"></a>).
1. El Paso County Jail at San Elizario, 1110 Church St. Call 915/851-1682;

2. Fort Stockton Military Guard—house, 301 E. 3rd St. Call 432/336-2400;

3. 1878 Bexar County Jail in San Antonio, now the Comfort Inn Alamo River Walk, 120 Camaron St. Call 210/281-1400 or 800/223-4990;

4. 1886 Wheeler County Jail at Mobeetie, now the Mobeetie Jail Museum, on Texas 152, 11 miles west of Wheeler. Call 806/845-2028;

5. 1888 Wharton County Jail in Wharton, now the 20th Century Technology Museum, 231 S. Fulton St. Call 979/282-8810;

6. 1910 Hidalgo County Jail in Edinburg, now the Museum of South Texas History, 121 E. McIntyre St. Call 956/383-6911;

Other old Texas jails are listed alphabetically by town on the author’s Web site, (click on the cover of Just Visitin’ Old Texas Jails).

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